Transpersonal Psychology presentation: Self-realisation in Rumi’s psychology

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:28+00:00 March 20th, 2015|

Transpersonal Psychology is gradually gaining more interest and it is my privilege to be giving a presentation this coming Wednesday for the Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group (TPIG) of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). The details from Dr Jonathan Tandos; Acting National Convenor TPIG APS; are below. Self-realisation in Rumi’s psychology: Journey of transformation from ego self to

Achievement by presence: you cannot make halva if you are not home

By | 2017-12-15T22:00:08+00:00 February 15th, 2014|

Nasreddin (or Nasrudin) is a satirical Sufi figure who is believed to have lived around the 13th century. A contemporary of Rumi; Nasreddin was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes. Today, I'd like to share with you one of Nasreddin's stories in relation to the wisdom of achieving our true resolutions more effectively by being present.

Christmas reflections: Mary and Jesus in Islamic and Sufi traditions

By | 2017-12-15T18:54:18+00:00 December 18th, 2012|

Replica of a Jesus tile from a church in Iran. On display in Melbourne St Paul’s Cathedral (corner Flinders & Swanston streets) When love attains its longing place in the human heart, desire for conflict and separation from fellow humans leaves the heart. The light of love fills up the conditioned mind and